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Letter to Orange and Achsa Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from Mary Johnson in Newark, Ohio from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Letter to Orange and Achsa Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from Mary Johnson in Newark, Ohio. Contact WHS at email@example.com to request permission.
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It was created around 1842-1844.
This letter was written to Orange and Achsa Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from their daughter, Mary Johnson, in Newark, Ohio. Johnson is visiting a friend in Newark (probably Martha H.) and needs articles of clothing brought to her so she can stay longer. She goes on to describe in great detail all of the items that she needs. This letter is a wonderful example of the types of clothing and accessories a young women would wear in the mid-1800's as she describes a number of dresses and bonnets.
Orange Johnson (b. February 7, 1790 - d. November 28, 1876), was a comb maker by trade from Connecticut. Johnson migrated to Ohio in 1814, attracted to the Worthington Manufacturing Company, friends and family.
Achsa Johnson was born Achsa Maynard on April 7, 1791. She was the daughter of Moses Maynard. In 1815, she married Orange Johnson (b. February 7, 1790 - d. November 28, 1876) a comb maker by trade from Connecticut.
Mary married Francis Sessions on August 18, 1847. She and Francis were interested in promoting art and art instruction in Columbus. The Sessions art collection formed the basis for the Columbus Museum of Art collection.
It covers the topic Orange Johnson House.
It covers the city Worthington.
You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.
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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.148.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1068_001.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 20, 2018. It was last updated February 2, 2022.